The New Oxford Annotated Bible - Michael Coogan, Marc Brettler, Carol Newsom & Pheme Perkins

The New Oxford Annotated Bible

By Michael Coogan, Marc Brettler, Carol Newsom & Pheme Perkins

  • Release Date: 2018-03-01
  • Genre: Bible Studies
Score: 3
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For over 50 years students, professors, clergy, and general readers have relied on The New Oxford Annotated Bible as an unparalleled authority in Study Bibles. This fifth edition of the Annotated remains the best way to study and understand the Bible at home or in the classroom. This thoroughly revised and substantially updated edition contains the best scholarship informed by recent discoveries and anchored in the solid Study Bible tradition. · Introductions and extensive annotations for each book by acknowledged experts in the field provide context and guidance. · Introductory essays on major groups of biblical writings - Pentateuch, Prophets, Gospels, and other sections - give readers an overview that guides more intensive study. · General essays on history, translation matters, different canons in use today, and issues of daily life in biblical times inform the reader of important aspects of biblical study. · Maps and diagrams within the text contextualize where events took place and how to understand them. · Color maps give readers the geographical orientation they need for understanding historical accounts throughout the Bible. · Timelines, parallel texts, weights and measures, calendars, and other helpful tables help navigate the biblical world. · An extensive glossary of technical terms demystifies the language of biblical scholarship. · An index to the study materials eases the way to the quick location of information. The New Oxford Annotated Bible, with seventeen new essays and introductions and others--as well as annotations--fully revised, offers the reader flexibility for any learning style. Beginning with a specific passage or a significant concept, finding information for meditation, sermon preparation, or academic study is straightforward and intuitive. A volume that users will want to keep for continued reference, The New Oxford Annotated Bible continues the Oxford University Press tradition of providing excellence in scholarship for the general reader. Generations of users attest to its status as the best one-volume Bible reference tool for any home, library, or classroom.


  • eBook not very useful.

    By Tim Sherrod
    I have used the print version of this for a while but there doesn’t seem to have been signficant effort put into the digital version. It is the only ebook Bible I have seen that has no way to navigate to a chapter. The maps are missing from it. When I emailed customer support they told me it isn’t possible to add the maps, which makes no sense. The footnotes do not indicate which chapter they are referencing, so you just see letters repeated and you have to count every time they restart to reference the chapter you want. I haven’t confirmed but it also does seem like the glossary in the back refernces back to the actual annotation. I tried a few and could not distinguish the refernce.
  • Excellent digital version of possibly the best study Bible out there

    By Skot_01
    If you were looking for a digital Bible with top notch, updated scholarly commentary, notes, introductions, maps, and more, look no further. This Bible has it all in spades. Not only is this Bible widely used on college campuses and seminaries for its ecumenical perspective and clarity, I find it extremely beneficial for my personal Bible studies and academic engagement with scripture. I have waited for what seems like ages for this Bible to be digitized, and now that I have finally found it, I am not disappointed! The words on the page are clear as can be, switching from notes to text is intuitive and easy, and introductions and study materials are as helpful as ever. One major suggestion that would make this electronic version even more helpful: please, please make navigation easier by adding a search option by chapter and verse or add an index by chapters. The navigation system as it stands is clumsy and time consuming. Otherwise, I am extremely happy to have found this Bible for my smart phone. I hope you will enjoy it as much as I do!